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Ecology Services

We partner with Ecology companies to help them with a range of different tasks, saving them time on-site, and giving them a snapshot of the area they are assessing at the time of the survey. This is done by mapping the area using a highly accurate drone, which allows the Ecologists to quickly categorise areas of interest, and minimise the time spent on location, with this targeted approach it is possible to reduce the overall survey time by up to 75%.


Drones are a great way to monitor wildlife without disturbing the area in question, flying at height and using specialised zoom and thermal cameras, species can be identified and counted without stepping foot in the area, reducing the impact of disturbance and spooking the wildlife there.

We have also carried out Ecological drone surveys on buildings due to be demolished, to ensure no birds were nesting in areas unable to be seen from the ground. We have successfully delayed demolition dates to allow bird species, some of them being on the IUCN red list, to finish brooding and leave the nest before the works commenced.

Using drone technology to carry out ecology surveys is beneficial because:

  • They can cover a large area quickly
  • The level of precision is very high and can offer different resolutions depending on the task in question
  • They can access areas that are difficult or dangerous to enter in person

The resolution of the maps are directly affected by the height at which the drone is flown whilst collecting the data. The lower the drone flies the better the resolution of the final map, so the maps can be produced completely bespoke to suit your requirements. You can find the details here.

To ensure the operation is carried out in the safest manner possible, it’s important to make sure who you use for ecological surveying with a drone is fully qualified to do so, holds the correct permissions from the Civilian Aviation Authority, and is adequately insured to cover both you and them in the unlikely event that something unexpected happens, fortunately, Quayle Industries Ltd has you covered!

We are based in Newark-On-Trent so can easily travel to any part of the UK if needed. If you are looking for an experienced drone pilot contact us by calling 0333 2104420 or email hello@quayleindustries.co.uk

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